The 10 Best Things to Do in Oxnard, United States

November 24, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Oxnard /ˈɒksnɑːrd/ is a city in the United States, located along the coast of Southern California. It is the 19th most populous city in California and the most populous in Ventura County. The city lies approximately 60 miles west of downtown Los Angeles and is part of the larger Greater Los Angeles area. The population of Oxnard is 207,906 (2017). Oxnard is the most populous city in the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is listed as one of the wealthiest areas in America, with its residents making well above the average national income.
Restaurants in Oxnard

1. California Welcome Center

2786 Seaglass Way, Oxnard, CA 93036-5446 +1 805-988-0717
Excellent
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5 based on 194 reviews

California Welcome Center

Make the California Welcome Center, Oxnard the first stop on your Central Coast adventure. You'll find a wine tasting room where you can sample Ventura County wines, info on local, regional and statewide attractions and tickets. Gifts and souvenirs from local merchants, free wifi, clean restrooms, and above all, friendly and professional staff to assist you with your travel planning needs. Specializing in locally produced merchandise. Open 7 days a week! Stop in along the way or even if you are dreaming of a get-away.

Reviewed By Gary D - Edgerton, Kansas

These folks really know what's happening in not just Oxnard, but all over the area, Ventura, Santa Barbara, down to Los Angeles. They were very friendly and oh so helpful! Locals know what's going on and where to go. Just tell them what you're inetested in, or let them suggest.

2. U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

3201 N. Ventura Road, Naval Base Ventura County PH, Building 100, Port Hueneme, CA 93041 +1 805-982-5165
Excellent
59%
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historic material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees. The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historic material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees. In January will be the first of many new and exciting programs such as an education initiative creating new curricula, lecture series, family day activities, and other fun family events. In addition to the new galleries opening, a youth orientated STEM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.)

Reviewed By Ron C

This tells the story of an amazing, often unsung group of people who are often the first ashore; who build, recover, transform nothing into forward bases. It overs from WW2 to current including humanitarian deployments.

Most of the displays require reading or an adult to explain.

3. Camarillo Premium Outlets

740 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010-5842 +1 805-445-8520
Camarillo Premium Outlets

Reviewed By GARY W - Westbury, New York

Easily accessible off major highway in Camarillo.
Adequate parking.
Be sure to obtain a site map to help locate the retailers that you may like to visit.
Spent a few hours visiting about 8 different retailers.
Very reasonable pricing.
All staff were very friendly and helpful

4. Mandalay Beach

Oxnard, CA +1 805-968-1033
Excellent
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Mandalay Beach

Reviewed By drwsurf - Cocoa Beach,Florida

We stayed at the Mandalay Suites hotel and backed up on the beach. It was always cool there even though there was a heat wave inland. There are nice walking sidewalks and access to different beaches. The beach is wide and clean. There restrooms also. I didn't go into the water but it looked inviting

5. Port Hueneme Beach Park

550 E Surfside Dr, Port Hueneme, CA 93041-3403
Excellent
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Port Hueneme Beach Park

Reviewed By Shatzii - Huntsville, Alabama

The Pier is a great place to get photos. There is a parking fee in the beach parking lot, but there are free open street parking too, if you don't mind a short walk. It was fun to watch the "lifeguard training class" maneuver on the sand and in the water, while singing.

6. Channel Islands Harbor

3900 Pelican Way, L#5200, Oxnard, CA 93035-4079 +1 805-973-5950
Excellent
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4.5 based on 183 reviews

Channel Islands Harbor

Neighbor to the scenic Channel Islands, Channel Islands Harbor is a working harbor that offers fun-filled water activities for the whole family. About an hour's drive north from Los Angeles, the Harbor features several beach-lined parks and coastline for picnics and surfing, as well as nearby biking and walking paths. While at the Harbor, visit our many shops and dine at one of several restaurants with menus ranging from deli sandwiches to Brazilian cuisine. Be sure to check out the Channel Islands Maritime Museum with its ever-changing exhibitions, world-class maritime art, and ship models.

Reviewed By havilahsprings - Oxnard, California

There is a wide variety of shops and resturaunts to explore, plus a museum and beach. Nice place to visit on a Saturday.Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide a positive review of the Channel Islands Harbor. We hope you continue to enjoy the time you spend at the Harbor!

7. The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park

1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354 +1 805-658-5730
Excellent
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park

Reviewed By Susan M - Warren, Michigan

I was so happy to get answers to all my questions. They had exhibits of the island foxes and the island scrub Jay. The volunteers were more than happy to answer my questions. The exhibits are fantastic.

8. WWII Aviation Museum

455 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010-9501 +1 805-482-0064
Excellent
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

WWII Aviation Museum

Reviewed By Jola O - Las Vegas, Nevada

We loved the WWII airplanes and the fact that they all fly. You can make reservations for a ride in your favorite plane. The docents are knowledgable and many of them have flown in the aircrafts. It's an unknown gem. Thanks to TripAdvisor, I found it! It really is a must see if you like aircraft museums. We will return next year for the annual Airshow in August.

9. Mullin Automotive Museum

1421 Emerson Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033-1891 +1 805-385-5400
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5 based on 68 reviews

Mullin Automotive Museum

Reviewed By Waterloonie - Santa Barbara, California

If you're cruising along the 101 and need a break, do yourself a big favor and stop in Oxnard for 2-3 hours to see a gorgeous private collection of Bugattis and Citroens. A very beautifully curated museum with really knowledgeable docents. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Highly recommended!

10. Oxnard State Beach and Park

1601 South Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Oxnard State Beach and Park

Reviewed By Daniel A - Beijing, China

The first thing you’ll notice besides the ocean, which is in the far back behind the park, is the beautifully lined palm trees. This park has everything you can imagine, baseball field, volleyball areas, shaded bbq areas, unshaded bbq areas, very nice grass, a little marsh and then after a short walk you have a very clean white sand beach. Who can ask for anything more? Oh really no food so you have to bring your own food or buy some vending snacks and drinks.

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